7 Best Things About Microsoft Surface

You shouldn’t necessarily rush out and buy one anytime soon, but that doesn’t mean Surface can’t be pretty awesome.

1. Multitasking looks like this

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You swipe from the left to switch between your open apps, and as you can see it can get C R A Z Y, in a good way. Also, you can run two apps at once, with one app docked to the side in a smaller window (which is useful for Twitter and monitoring incoming email).

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2. You can do this with a Surface and Touch Cover

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It’s fun. But more importantly, it means if a kid grabs your 1.5-pound Surface by the cover and waves it around it (probably) won’t go flying.

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3. Uh, it has a kickstand

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4. See?

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5. You can type on it like a real computer

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This is precisely how fast I type on it now. (Well, close.)

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6. SmartGlass is the coolest way to watch movies

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When it works like it’s supposed to, SmartGlass isn’t a just a giant remote for your Xbox or a way to beam movies and music from your Surface to your TV, it also takes all the work out of IMDBing while you’re watching a movie.

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7. Oh, and you can charge your phone with it

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